Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment In New Jersey

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Pulmonary fibrosis is a type of lung disease that can cause damage to the lungs, including scarring and inflammation that make it difficult to breathe. The scarring makes your lung tissue stiff and reduces its ability to provide oxygen to the blood, leading to potential issues with the rest of your body without the proper treatment. Dr. Davanzo and the team at Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine are experienced in diagnosing and treating pulmonary fibrosis to help you stay as active as possible and live more comfortably.

Symptoms Of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis can present with symptoms that look like other lung conditions, so it’s important to get these issues checked out by an experienced doctor. Symptoms can include:

  • A cough that is not productive (dry) and is hacking in nature
  • Shortness of breath, especially when you are active
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss that occurs slowly over time and isn’t planned or attributable to a known cause
  • Shallow breathing that is faster than normal
  • Rounding or widening in the tips of the toes or fingers
  • Otherwise unexplained muscle or joint ache

Diagnosis And Treatment

Diagnosis of this condition requires examination by an experienced pulmonary doctor. Dr. Davanzo and his team will perform a variety of diagnostic procedures, depending on your symptoms and the type of pulmonary fibrosis that may be presenting. Diagnosis may require a health history and exam, imaging tests, tests of lung functions and tissue samples.

Once a diagnosis is reached, the Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine team works with you to develop a treatment plan. Pulmonary fibrosis is not curable, and the progression of the disease is different for each person. But when caught early, the disease can be treated to help individuals protect lung functionality and live a longer, more enjoyable life. 

Contact Us For A Consultation Today

We know that facing a chronic condition can be frightening, but our caring, professional staff can help you understand what issues you might be facing and develop a plan to treat symptoms. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.